Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's mass start

The Men's 15 kilometre biathlon mass start competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 25 February, at Cesana San Sicario. Competitors raced over five loops of a 3.0 kilometre skiing course, shooting twenty times, ten prone and ten standing. Each miss required a competitor to ski a 150-metre penalty loop.[1]

Men's biathlon mass start
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
VenueCesana San Sicario
Dates25 February
Competitors30 from 14 nations
Winning time47:20.0
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Michael Greis  Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Tomasz Sikora  Poland
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ole Einar Bjørndalen  Norway
2010 →

Only thirty athletes competed in the mass start, which was making its Olympic debut. Ole Einar Bjørndalen was defending World Champion, but was tenth in the overall World Cup, which was led by France's Raphaël Poirée.[citation needed] Tomasz Sikora's silver medal finish was the first biathlon medal ever for Poland, men's or women's.

ResultsEdit

The race was held at 10:00.[2]

Rank Bib Name Country Time Penalties (P+P+S+S) Deficit
  1 Michael Greis   Germany 47:20.0 1 (0+0+1+0)
  12 Tomasz Sikora   Poland 47:26.3 1 (0+0+0+1) +6.3
  4 Ole Einar Bjørndalen   Norway 47:32.3 3 (0+0+1+2) +12.3
4 27 Paavo Puurunen   Finland 47:43.7 0 (0+0+0+0) +23.7
5 11 Sergei Tchepikov   Russia 47:59.1 0 (0+0+0+0) +39.1
6 18 Emil Hegle Svendsen   Norway 48:13.8 2 (0+1+0+1) +53.8
7 5 Halvard Hanevold   Norway 48:14.9 3 (1+0+1+1) +54.9
8 10 Alexander Wolf   Germany 48:15.3 2 (0+0+1+1) +55.3
9 15 Christoph Sumann   Austria 48:17.4 2 (1+0+0+1) +57.4
10 8 Michael Rösch   Germany 48:19.9 3 (1+0+1+1) +59.9
11 3 Vincent Defrasne   France 48:20.7 4 (0+1+1+2) +1:00.7
12 7 Raphaël Poirée   France 48:24.9 2 (1+1+0+0) +1:04.9
13 29 Jay Hakkinen   United States 48:29.6 1 (0+0+1+0) +1:09.6
14 25 Mattias Nilsson   Sweden 48:37.7 1 (1+0+0+0) +1:17.7
15 9 Maxim Tchoudov   Russia 48:40.2 4 (1+0+1+2) +1:20.2
16 16 Julien Robert   France 48:51.8 2 (0+1+1+0) +1:31.8
17 2 Sven Fischer   Germany 48:53.7 2 (0+1+0+1) +1:33.7
18 17 Björn Ferry   Sweden 48:56.4 2 (0+1+1+0) +1:36.4
19 6 Frode Andresen   Norway 49:03.6 6 (0+2+2+2) +1:43.6
20 20 Sergei Rozhkov   Russia 49:09.7 2 (0+0+1+1) +1:49.7
21 14 Nikolay Kruglov, Jr.   Russia 49:20.1 2 (1+0+1+0) +2:00.1
22 24 Zdeněk Vítek   Czech Republic 49:21.3 2 (0+0+1+1) +2:01.3
23 21 Roman Dostál   Czech Republic 49:29.9 4 (0+0+2+2) +2:09.9
24 23 Wilfried Pallhuber   Italy 49:41.5 2 (2+0+0+0) +2:21.5
25 28 Rene Laurent Vuillermoz   Italy 49:53.1 4 (2+0+1+1) +2:33.1
26 22 Christian De Lorenzi   Italy 49:59.6 4 (2+1+0+1) +2:39.6
27 26 Marek Matiaško   Slovakia 50:11.1 3 (0+0+1+2) +2:51.1
28 13 Ilmārs Bricis   Latvia 50:27.6 3 (0+0+1+2) +3:07.6
29 19 Carl Johan Bergman   Sweden 50:54.4 4 (2+1+0+1) +3:34.4
30 30 Kyoji Suga   Japan 52:01.6 5 (1+0+3+1) +4:41.6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biathlon at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Men's 15 kilometres Mass Start". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ Final results